Fire on the Prairie: June 2006

Fire on the Prairie is a radio forum exploring politics and ideas with progressive writers, thinkers and activists, sponsored by In These Times. Fire on the Prairie features interviews, commentary and reporting on local and national issues, including foreign policy, labor, activism, the environment and the media. Aaron Sarver and Emily Udell produce and host each half-hour monthly show, which broadcasts on WLUW and WHPK in Chicago.

Fire on the Prairie: June 2006

For this episode Emily Udell speaks with Indian labor activists Ashim Roy and Anannya Bhattacharjee. Roy and Bhattacharjee were recently visiting the U.S. as part of a Jobs with Justice initiative to build solidarity between American and Indian workers. Roy is the General Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative and Bhattacharjee is the first international program coordinator for Jobs with Justice.

Aaron Sarver interviews Michelle Goldberg, author of the new book Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism. Goldberg is a senior writer for salon.com.

You will also hear an excerpt of a talk about Hamas' rise to power in Palestine by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University.

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